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Abraham: Keeping confident, keeping scoring

It is five wins in a row now for Chelsea following the 2-0 victory in Newcastle and in the last three of those, Tammy Abraham has found the net.

At St James’ Park, the other main marksman recently, Timo Werner, turned provider with a fantastic run and pass which the England international fired in to make sure of three points on a ground where the team were defeated last season. Scored with 65 minutes played, it’s a goal Tammy talked through after the final whistle.

‘We knew we are quick on the counter-attack so I had to get myself forward,’ he said. ‘I was tired but I had to stay in control and pass it through the keeper and that is what I did and killed the game off, thankfully.

‘It was 1-0 for a long time and those games are always tricky when you are 1-0 up and you can’t get the second goal. It is very easy to drop your heads and lose confidence but we didn’t do that, we kept confidence and kept going.’

The opener had come as early as the 10th minute, an own-goal scored from a corner. Just before that, Abraham’s header from a Hakim Ziyech cross had been kept out by a good save.

‘We didn’t let the international break distract us, we had to come out with all guns blazing which is what we did and it is a massive three points,’ Abraham said, before turning to his own form.

‘For me, to be back in the team is an honour. I have played for this club since the age of seven and I have always been a no.9 up front and I have been given my chance, and hopefully I keep scoring.’
 

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